NCAAB Game Recap - Fresno State at California
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:00 PM EST

Mich
62
Ill
71
F
NebOm
49
Ariz
99
F
(N/A)
28
NCC
109
F
NGrn
65
Furm
90
F
Dart
77
Maine
44
F
Corn
58
Colg
66
F
Army
60
(N/A)
69
F
UMassL
72
NJIT
66
F
(N/A)
60
VMI
78
F
FaDi
70
StPet
86
F
UNCA
85
SCSt
90
F(OT)
Wisc
65
Rut
72
F
Yale
83
UMass
80
F(OT)
(N/A)
50
Marsh
86
F
(N/A)
56
Belm
105
F
CarBi
44
Nich
118
F
Bois
56
Tuls
69
F
Winth
60
TCU
70
F
ArkSt
53
MOSt
75
F
S NO
56
Lamar
73
F
AlSt
41
KansSt
86
F
TexAr
63
Hou
71
F
Troy
60
JacSt
55
F
Chat
58
VaTec
63
F
USD
66
CS-Ful
54
F
NDSt
71
CSNor
62
F
Fres
63
Cal
69
F
PVAM
79
AzSt
88
F

Dec 11, 2019, 10:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Fresno State (2-7)

29

34

63

California (6-4)

32

37

69

Bradley nets 24 to help Cal beat Fresno St. 69-63
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:33 AM

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Matt Bradley wanted to atone for what he considered a bad week. Consider him forgiven.

Bradley scored 24 points and California did just enough in the final two minutes to beat Fresno State 69-63 on Wednesday night.

"Matt had a tough week but give him credit," Golden Bears coach Mark Fox said. "He had a great approach and a great response. He grew up tonight and I'm proud of him."

Bradley recorded his fourth 20-plus game and was one shy of matching his career-high.

"We had a great week of practice and closed it out," Bradley said. "We can feel good about this win."

Kareem South added 17 points for Cal (6-4) and Andre Kelly added 10. The Golden Bears won their eighth straight at home dating to last year, their longest streak since setting the school record with 27-game home win streak, which ended in December of 2016.

"It was a good feeling coming home after two losses," Bradley said.

Fresno State's New Williams scored in double figures in back-to-back games for the first time this season, netting 21. He scored 23 points on 5-of-29 shooting through his first five games and has since scored 47 on 16-of-32 shooting.

Mustafa Lawrence added 16 points for the Bulldogs (2-7), who lost their fifth straight. Nate Grimes added 14 rebounds and seven points.

"Grimes is an elite rebounder," Fox said. "He is a handful."

Fresno State led by as many as three points early in the second half, but the Bears hit three 3-pointers in about 2 1/2 minutes and led 52-45 with 9:47 left to play.

Grimes and Williams made back-to-back layups to trim Fresno State's deficit to a point with 3:38 to go but the Bears scored the next seven points over a three-plus minute stretch and it was at least a two-possession game the rest of the way.

"We didn't make all our free throws, but we made several," Fox said. "I thought we managed the last part of the game like we wanted."

RALLYING THE CROWD

Cal coach Mark Fox rallied the crowd late in the game. "I don't do that often, but we needed them in that situation," he said. "Our team is not battle-tested and they're learning something new on both ends of the court. We're going to need our fans to stand up and break a sweat because this team has to overachieve. We need energy in this building."

BIG PICTURE

Fresno State: The Bulldogs seemed to have a bit of a hangover after losing their past two games in overtime but slowly pulled out of it and opened the second half with a flurry, taking the lead and playing well at both ends until the waning moments.

California: The Bears are a much better shooting team at home. After shooting under 29% in a loss at Santa Clara, they welcomed a contest at Haas Pavilion, where they shoot nearly 53% this season. Cal was outrebounded and shot fewer free throws but took the lead at halftime because of their 52% shooting and ended shooting 48%.

UP NEXT

Fresno State: The Bulldogs play at Cal Poly on Saturday.

California: The Bears host St. Mary's on Saturday.

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Leaders

Fresno State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Holland 0 0 0 2 0 0
N. Williams 21 0 0 5 0 0
California PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Thiemann 0 0 0 1 0 0
M. Bradley 24 0 1 4 0 0

Team Comparison

Fres Cal
Points For 63 69
Field Goals 22/56-39% 24/50-48%
Three Pointers 7/19-37% 6/14-43%
Free Throws 12/18-67% 15/18-83%
Offensive Rebounds 15 5
Defensive Rebounds 23 23
Rebounds 42 33
Blocks 3 5
Steals 1 2
Turnovers 12 6
Personal Fouls 18 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Cal Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Dec 11 Fres 63 @ Cal 69 A. Diouf 1 J. Harris-Dyson 4

Game Information

Stadium: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, California
Attendance: 3,211
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